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Vita hosts free showing of Honeyland in Basingstoke

Wednesday 4 December 2019

7pm for 7.30pm

at Basingstoke College of Technology

Register for free tickets

Vita Bee Health in conjunction with Basingstoke College of Technology is hosting a free showing of the recently released and highly acclaimed film Honeyland. It is playing in very few cinemas around the country, but here is a chance to see it in Basingstoke.

« In this terrific documentary shot in North Macedonia, a woman tending wild hives is rattled by her new, disruptive neighbours. » The Guardian

In a deserted Macedonian village, Hatidze, a 50-something woman, trudges up a hillside to check her bee colonies nestled in the rocks. Serenading them with a secret chant, she gently manoeuvres the honeycomb without netting or gloves. Back at her homestead, Hatidze tends to her handmade hives and her bedridden mother, occasionally heading to the capital to market her wares. One day, an itinerant family installs itself next door, and Hatidze’s peaceful kingdom gives way to roaring engines, seven shrieking children, and 150 cows. Yet Hatidze welcomes the camaraderie, and she holds nothing back—not her tried-and-true beekeeping advice, not her affection, not her special brandy. But soon Hussein, the itinerant family’s patriarch, makes a series of decisions that could destroy Hatidze’s way of life forever.

 

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